[Sca-cooks] newbee cook attempting feast for the first time in december
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Jun 5 17:04:54 PDT 2009
Bear replied to Elisande with:
> As for advice, a great feast is more about logistics than cooking.
> plain fare, served on time and and at temperature, is superior to the
> fanciest fare that doesn't quite make it to the table in good order.
Elisande, welcome to the SCA-Cooks list!
It looks like you may be getting close to being overwhelmed with
answers to your original questions, so I won't try to elaborate on
them. Besides, I don't have much on portion control or sizing.
However, when you dig out from under all this, there are some how-to
files in the FEASTS section of the Florilegium which might prove to be
of use, such as.
bread-for-fsts-msg (42K) 5/15/06 Baking and buying bread for SCA
fd-kitch-staf-msg (8K) 10/23/08 Feeding your kitchen staff.
feast-serving-msg (134K) 2/24/08 Ideas for serving feasts. How to
Fst-Managemnt-art (12K) 7/22/01 "Feast Management" by Lady Eden
Fst-Menus-art (11K) 8/22/04 "On Rules for Feast Menus"
by Lord Daniel Raoul le Vascon
HC-butchers-art (13K) 10/ 4/97 For Headcooks - How to work with
headcooks-msg (180K) 10/ 9/08 Advice for SCA headcooks. Planning
ingred-lists-msg (18K) 4/ 6/07 Posting ingredient lists at SCA
kitch-toolbox-msg (8K) 11/30/02 Suggested items to put in a
kitchen-clean-msg (16K) 5/26/08 Cleaning the kitchen after an SCA
kitchen-tips-msg (22K) 11/ 4/08 Practical, short kitchen tips for
kitchn-gloves-msg (6K) 6/28/07 Comments on using gloves in the
kitchn-safety-msg (14K) 12/ 6/06 Kitchen safety for SCA feasts.
practice-fsts-msg (7K) 2/14/01 Using practice feasts.
Run-a-Feast-art (14K) 11/ 2/98 "About Running a Feast" by Minna
As Bear mentions there is a lot more to putting on a successful feast
than just being a good cook. The ability to handle the logistics of a
feast and to keep a clear head when trouble occurs, and it almost
always will, is rather important.
And just to remind you, that no matter how stressed you feel, it could
be worse. And people have managed to pull off feasts under horrible
odds, there is this file.
fst-disasters-msg (70K) 3/23/08 Tales of SCA feasts that were
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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